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    Posted: 03-Dec-2004 at 14:14

Mummification

Large incision or small. Removed all internal organs but the what? Used a hook and pulled the brain out through the - eew! Which herbs and spices will you never use in your kitchen again? There is still some discussion about exactly how Egyptians mummified their dead. Here are a few links that may help those looking to answer questions.

At the Smithsonian:  http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/mummies.htm

An page from the Tour Egypt site with links to several good articles:   http://www.touregypt.net/magazine/mummificationinancientegyp t.htm

A (somewhat simplified version - good for kids) from the University of Michigan:  http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/mummy/

Another simple site with good info:  http://www.historylink101.net/egypt_1/religion_mumification. htm

and a British Museum site:  http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/home.html

with a link to their current exhibition "Mummy: the inside story" - in which they present a CT scanned virtual mummy - follow the compass links:  http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/mummy/index.html

 



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Guanajuato Mummies

http://www.mummytombs.com/mummylocator/group/guanajuato.htm

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/aball/aaguanmummy.html

http://www.gomagoma.com/americas/x_photodiary.asp?order=49

http://www.aboutguanajuato.com/guanajuato/en/legends4.asp
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Here are two of my favorite mummy links:

By far the best website I have seen on the subject is the Theban Royal Mummy Project.  I am convinced that if G. Elliot Smith, the anthropologist who was the first to examine most of Egypt's royal mummies, was alive today, his website would look like this.

http://members.tripod.com/anubis4_2000/mummypages1/enter.h tm

And about ten years ago, Bob Brier performed the first mummification of a human in modern times, using the ancient Egyptian methods.  Here is a page about how he did that.

http://members.aol.com/egyptart/mummy.html


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Great links - thanks folks!

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There is a great deal of controversy over the British Museum's exhibit of the mummy of the priest Nesperennub.

Here's a link to the CT scan of the unopened mummy from the British Museum:

http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/goto?id=ENC1 2806&tour=lin

How do you feel about this type of scientific research into the lives of those long dead.  Is a project like this a valuable research tool or is it an invasion of the eternal rest of the deceased?

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